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chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, let's cross over now live to our correspondent. nathan, this is a resounding defeat for the govern
. >> that is a jesuit priest on pope francis, a man who has done a great devotion to the poor. catholicomes to the church's traditional sayings on abortion same-sex marriage, he will not depart. >> you are looking continuity, but in emphasis and style and record, you are looking at change. this is somebody who is not hesitated to afflict the comfortable and take a strong and principled stand and consistent stand against income inequality, against the concentration of money on the part of the wealthy, and the increase in poverty, and he said they constitute social sins. the man's personal style, the humility and the taking of public transportation, living in an apartment rather than the palatial brownell stat -- encouraging.te is can he control the curia in the vatican, which is a disaster? of a chinese talk past when it comes to the dirty -- and his appearances in - disappearances in argentina. >> there was talk about the dirty war -- >> which he denies. >> which he denies. he seems like a lovely guy who wants to help the poor, but as a catholic, i think it is a missed opportunity. he is no
they will return to the negotiation table. >>> pope francis has welcomed a visitor from back home just a few days into his new role. argenti argentina's president paid him a visit at the vatican and put his diplomatic skills to the test. the pope welcomed her before lunch. she asked him to intervene with the dispute in britain over the islands. there's no word how the pope responded to the quest. when he was archbishop he clashed with her and her husband. think seem to put their quarrels behind them during the latest meeting when they exchanged gifts. >>> on a small island people are worried about their savings. tell us about this tax. >> the details were supposed to be decided on by today. due to strong reaction from the public, officials decided they needed a few more days to ponder it. political leaders have postponed a vote to seize a portion of individual's bank deposits to bail out its financial sector. the island nation has been asked by the european union to impose a bank deposit tax of up to 9.9% in return for a bailout of 10 billion euros or about $13 billion. the public's anger is grow
and the environment. representatives for over 130 county t countries and organizations attended the mass. pope francis indicated he will build a closer relationship with followers, raising expectations for reform within the catholic church. >>> an american educated i.t. manager will become the prime minister for the opposition in syria. ghassan hitto lived in the u.s. for decades but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto as an outsider. they also doubt rebel groups which are not part of the coalition will accept an interim government. >>> people across iraq are looking back at a war that caused many problems. u.s. forces invaded their country. saddam hussein collapsed, but it c
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